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    FG Begins Training Of Third Batch Of Agripreneurship Start-up Scheme

    The Federal Government, through the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), has launched the training of the third batch of the Agripreneurship Start-up Scheme, a component of the Federal Public Service Entrepreneurship Program (FPSEP).

    The Federal Government, through the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), has launched the training of the third batch of the Agripreneurship Start-up Scheme, a component of the Federal Public Service Entrepreneurship Program (FPSEP).

    The Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office, Comfort Adeosun, declared the program open and noted that the main objective of FPSEP is to provide opportunities for public servants to learn and acquire new skills that would enable them to have multiple streams of income before and after retirement.

    FPSEP is an initiative developed by the Service Welfare Office (SWO) in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) to achieve one of the goals of Pillar 6 of the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021-2025 (FCSSIP25), which is aimed at enhancing the value proposition of civil servants. 

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    The FSEP initiative was launched on March 27th, 2023, and has seen the training of 87 participants from four MDAs in the first batch and 100 participants from five MDAs in the second batch. The third batch of training modules includes Entrepreneurial Mindset, Grass Cutter Farming, Sources of Finance for Agriculture, and other skills acquisition programs.

    Dr. Adeosun highlighted that the first and second batches of trainees have started practicing what they learned, and this has enhanced their financial inflow and improved the standard of living for their households.

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    She further stated that entrepreneurship opens doors to harnessing the untapped potential in the agriculture and entrepreneurship sectors, which are vital for sustainable development and economic growth.

    The Director overseeing the Entrepreneurship Department at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), Ebun Aboje, encouraged participants to leverage the training to acquire the necessary skills needed to enhance productivity in their area of interest.

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